Advisers to former President Trump drafted another version of an executive order that would have directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to seize voting machines, CNN reported on Monday, citing multiple sources.
The National Archives received the papers at the end of the Trump administration and handed them over to lawmakers for their inquiry into the Capitol riot.
“The obsession with the former president is becoming obnoxious to me,” Sen. Kevin Cramer complained.
The ex-president was already a "unique and existential threat to democracy" for his culpability in the Capitol riot, noted the White House press secretary.
Marc Short, who has firsthand knowledge of former President Donald J. Trump’s pressure campaign on his vice president to throw out the election results, appeared under subpoena.
The former president's statement came in response to efforts underway to make changes to the Electoral Count Act, which governs how Congress counts electoral votes in the presidential election.
The House committee probing the US Capitol insurrection racked up one of its most significant wins yet, just as fresh evidence shed new light on ex-President Donald Trump's coup plotting.
Former President Donald Trump's advisers drafted two versions of an executive order to seize voting machines -- one directing the Department of Defense to do so and another the Department of Homeland Security -- as part of a broader effort to undermine the 2020 election results, multiple sources tell CNN.
Former Trump communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin and former Trump campaign adviser David Urban talk with CNN's Jake Tapper about Marc Short, former Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, testifying before the House select committee investigating January 6, after being subpoenaed.
New accounts show that the former president was more directly involved than previously known in plans developed by outside advisers to use national security agencies to seek evidence of fraud.
The former president’s fundraising slowed in the second half of last year, but he spent only a fraction of his stockpile.
The National Archives says it's been taping together torn documents from the Trump White House
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